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804, Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 6858 [on-line data upload (2013-08-06): 48052] Species Thick-billed Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Gauteng, Randburg,
Locality reed beds in swampy area below 2nd dam, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Emmarentia Latitude, longitude -26.158086111111, 28.002791666667 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/8/2 Notes dense reedbeds in swampy area below 2nd dam. Geo coords are
'mid of 200x50m impenetrable bog area with leaking sewer pipes.
comments: thickbills seen lurking in reeds. many nests seen but count
impossible because of thick reeds. These nests were near a burnt out
area on edge of region.
nest: 6 definite but probably many more Nest count 6 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 6857 803 2/8/2013 50 50 plus nests scattered around in these dense, swampy
reedbeds, some in willows, trees or on reeds.
comment: Geo location is for an area 200m x 50m wide. counted 50 plus but many more partially hidden in dense swampy reeded area - and could not differentiate between Masked & thickbill weavers, maybe even Cape - need to confirm later on in season.
nests: 50 plus mostly old - not green.
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